27 Aug 15 Srebrenica Commander Naser Oric Charged With War Crimes

Former Bosnian Army general Naser Oric, who led Bosniak forces in battles against Serb troops in Srebrenica, was charged with war crimes against Serb prisoners in the area in 1992. 

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27 Aug 15 Macedonia Scraps Lustration, Keeps Sanctions Against ‘Spies’

Macedonia plans to keep sanctioning people deemed to be former Communist secret police collaborators even after scrapping its much-criticised Lustration Law next year.

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25 Aug 15 Croatian Army Petitioned to Adopt Fascist Slogan

President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has immediately rejected a petition signed by 3,200 people calling for the army to start using the Croatian WWII-era fascist chant ‘Za dom spremni’.

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13 Aug 15 Croatian Opposition Leader Sues over Spy Claims

The leader of Croatia’s main opposition party, Tomislav Karamarko, filed a suit against a former Yugoslav official who alleged that the politician used to be an informant for the Yugoslav secret services.

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13 Aug 15 Attack on Bosnian Muslims Raises Tensions in Prijedor

Apparently unprovoked assault of four Bosniaks in north-western town aggravates ethnic tensions in region that has seen a spate of such incidents recently.

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12 Aug 15 Croatian Wartime General Poses with Hitler Wine

Photographs on the official Facebook page of Croatian wartime general Branimir Glavas, who is being tried for war crimes, show him posing with wine bottles labelled with Adolf Hitler’s picture.

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12 Aug 15 Belgrade Urges Hunger-Striking Kosovo Serb Leader’s Release

The Serbian government called on the EU to intervene after Kosovo Serb political party leader Oliver Ivanovic, who is on trial for war crimes, was remanded in custody again.

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11 Aug 15 Kosovo Opposition Challenges War Crimes Court Vote

Three opposition parties asked the constitutional court to rule that constitutional changes allowing the establishment of a new war crimes court to try Kosovo Liberation Army ex-guerrillas should be annulled.

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10 Aug 15 Protesters Demand Kosovo Serb Politician Ivanovic’s Release

A group of Kosovo Serbs protested in front of the EU rule-of-law mission’s offices in Pristina, demanding politician Oliver Ivanovic’s release pending the outcome of his war crimes trial.

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07 Aug 15 Serbia, Croatia in Diplomatic Row Over Operation Storm

Belgrade and Zagreb exchanged diplomatic protest notes, accusing each other of hate speech and ethnic intolerance during this week’s 20th anniversary of the Croatian military’s Operation Storm.

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06 Aug 15 Croats Chant Anti-Serb Slogans at Nationalist Concert

Some 80,000 people watched nationalist singer Marko Perkovic Thompson celebrate the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s victorious Operation Storm, many chanting “Kill a Serb” and fascist slogans from WWII.

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05 Aug 15 Thousands Join Croatian Victory Celebrations in Knin

Thousands of people celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Croatian military’s victorious Operation Storm in Knin - the first town seized back from rebel Serbs during the offensive in August 1995.

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05 Aug 15 Croatia Celebrates Operation Storm Anniversary; Serbia Mourns

Croatia staged a military parade to mark the 20th anniversary of its victory in Operation Storm, which defeated Serb rebels, while Serbia commemorated the dead and the refugees.

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04 Aug 15 Croatia Marks 1995 Victory with Military Parade

Croatia is organising a showpiece military parade in Zagreb to mark the 20th anniversary of its victorious Operation Storm which crushed Serb rebels in August 1995.

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03 Aug 15 Kosovo Parliament Votes for New War Crimes Court

Lawmakers voted to change the constitution to set up a new war crimes court to try former Kosovo Liberation Army fighters despite strong resistance from opposition politicians and ex-guerrillas.

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